Make A Difference Leadership Foundation (MAD Leadership Foundation) was formed in 2003 by Francois Pienaar. They focus on leadership development through education: the approach is to identify academically talented scholars with leadership potential, who do not have the necessary financial resources, and offer them support in the areas of education, leadership, wellness and life-skills development. Their holistically invest in thier 135 scholars’ academic, wellness, life-skills, mentorship and leadership journeys, ensuring that through the 9+ years they are on the Scholar Wellness, Development and Support Program, they are given every opportunity to reach their full potential as South Africa’s future leaders.

At the core of everything they do is developing their scholars as future leaders. MAD Leadership Foundation scholars set out on their leadership journey from day one. With the help of recognised specialists in the field, MAD Leadership Foundation presents an annual Leadership Program that consists of three regional leadership forums a year, as well as an Annual Leadership Summit. Their Leadership Program aims to develop their scholars into leaders whose
leadership style is influenced by guiding values and the drive to stand up for what is right in any situation

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